This Girl Can
This Girl Can
Inspiration from Lagoon Watersports
‘This Girl Can’ is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It is a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.
Here at Lagoon Watersports almost half our customers are women of all ages and abilities.
There are some great stories of women coming to us to try a new activity and going on to become watersports instructors.
Getting on and in the water revitalises your soul, opens up a whole new world of activity and friendship.
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This Girl Can SUP – Josephine
Lagoon Watersports searched for 1 person who was up for a 2 month Stand Up Paddle Board challenge, taking them from beginner to racing in their first competition at the British SUP Club Championships.Harvey Dawkins, Director explains why “We believe that we can train anyone from novice to skilled, so we wanted to put our money where our mouth is and document someone’s real life journey and shape a paddler!” Watersports often looks harder than it is, but with expert instructors and good equipment anyone can give it a go.The chosen one was Josephine Hook, 36, from Hove. Never having been on the water before, she wanted to take on the challenge and be a role model for her 2 children.
I enter the Lagoon on a warm summer’s evening, taking in the energetic nature in the water as beginners and professionals alike share an adrenaline rush on the wakeboarding cable. For a brief moment my teenager alarm rings as I question whether the joggers and dog walkers circling the lagoon will be counting…
Anna Yacht Races
Anna Strang works for Lagoon Watersports from the Brighton Marina centre as a senior sailing and yachting instructor. She is one of a handful of women skippering yachts in the 2015 Fastnet race. We recently caught up with Anna Strang and asked her a few questions about her sailing and experiences on the water.
I wake up unusually early on a Saturday morning but the fact that the sun is shining and I’m going to be Stand-Up-Paddle boarding over the glistening water offers a lot of reassurance. Although, considering my poor balance and co-ordination skills, I prepare to giggle at myself for when I fall spectacularly off the board.
Abi joined us as an apprentice in 2014 with very little watersports experience. She now takes part, teaches and sails yachts. Abi’s story is coming soon…
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Thanks guys for a brilliant day. Great day, great instructors and great fun. Will be back for more SUPing and wakeboarding – had never tried them before and loved it – hadn’t been on a windsurfer for about 8 years – why? It’s so much fun! Didn’t expect the prizes at the end – well chuffed with my James Haskell coffee and pic and my animal bag thanks again guys and see you soon
I currently am a member of the SUP club and would like to say what a great summer I have had down at Hove Lagoon learning to SUP, taking part in the social sessions, learning to windsurf and taking a kayak onto the sea.
Learning to SUP has been one of the best things that I have ever done, I can’t say that I will ever be super-efficient at it but I think it’s a fantastic up and coming sport that combines a great sense of freedom, a fantastic work out and a great way to top up the tan.
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